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Doctor insights on: Diffuse Unpatterned Alopecia

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What treatments available for diffuse unpatterned alopecia in a young man?

What treatments available for diffuse unpatterned alopecia in a young man?

Many: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options because there are topical and oral treatments for hair loss depending on the type. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more


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Can himalayan salt help with diffuse alopecia?

Can himalayan salt help with diffuse alopecia?

Nope: It's just like any other salt, except this one's a scam. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Can alopecia areata cause severe diffuse hair fall? My biopsy says I hv no telegon effluivm.

Can alopecia areata cause severe diffuse hair fall? My biopsy says I hv no telegon effluivm.

ALOPECIA W/U: YES : Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted . You need full lab work up especially Thyroid studies b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid. Also MASON-PEARSON brush spreads sebum and improves blood flow. & Rogaine (minoxidil) may help If there is no improvement you beed dermatology consult for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA. ...Read more

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Can alopecia areata cause diffuse thinning of scalp n severe hairfall? Coz biopsy report says i have no telogen effluivm. Anagen telogen ratio is 8:2

Can alopecia areata cause diffuse thinning of scalp n severe hairfall? Coz biopsy report says i have no telogen effluivm. Anagen telogen ratio is 8:2

Means total hr loss: If that is correct diagnosis you have total baldness. Good web sites are www.mayoclinic.com and www.johnshopkins.com with search term slope is areata ...Read more

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What causes alopecia?

What causes alopecia?

Hair loss: Alopecia can be inherited, related to shock or stress, dietary deficiencies such as malnutrition, genetic disorders, medication, and an autoimmune disorder in which the body's antibodies attack the hair follicles. Hormonal disorders can cause hairloss such as hypothryoidism. Exogenous trauma such as curling irons, constant pulling hairstyles (traction alopecia) and chemical trauma, e.g. Chlorine. ...Read more

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How to cure alopecia?

How to cure alopecia?

Start medication now: for male pattern baldness. Get evaluated by an MD since some forms of hair loss are not MPB. However if it is MPB, you will have better results by starting now with minoxidil and dutasteride. Hair loss is progressive, so the longer you wait the harder it is to gain the lost hair back. Try meds first. If they don't stop the loss, you can consider transplant. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp ...Read more